A systematic review of acupuncture and moxibustion treatment for chronic fatigue syndrome in China
Language: 
English
Abstract: 

Studies on the treatment of chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) with acupuncture and moxibustion in China were reviewed. All studies concluded the treatments were effective, with response rates ranging from 78.95% to 100%. However, the qualities of the studies were generally poor, and none of them used a RCT design. The common acupoints/sites used in the treatment of CFS, which may reflect the collective experience of acupuncturists in China based on Traditional Chinese Medicine theories can be used to evaluate the effectiveness of acupuncture for the treatment of CFS in future studies using more scientifically rigorous study designs.

Author(s): 
Wang, Tianfang
Zhang, Qunhao
Xue, Xiaolin
Yeung, Albert
Item Type: 
Journal Article
Publication Title: 
The American Journal of Chinese Medicine
Journal Abbreviation: 
Am. J. Chin. Med.
Publication Date: 
2008
Publication Year: 
2008
Pages: 
24-Jan
Volume: 
36
Issue: 
1
ISSN: 
0192-415X
DOI: 
10.1142/S0192415X08005540
Library Catalog: 
PubMed
Extra: 
PMID: 18306446

Turabian/Chicago Citation

Tianfang Wang, Qunhao Zhang, Xiaolin Xue and Albert Yeung. 2008. "A systematic review of acupuncture and moxibustion treatment for chronic fatigue syndrome in China." The American Journal of Chinese Medicine 36: 1: 24-Jan. 10.1142/S0192415X08005540.

Wikipedia Citation

<ref> {{Cite journal | doi = 10.1142/S0192415X08005540 | issn = 0192-415X | volume = 36 | pages = 24-Jan | last = Wang | first = Tianfang | coauthors = Zhang, Qunhao, Xue, Xiaolin, Yeung, Albert | title = A systematic review of acupuncture and moxibustion treatment for chronic fatigue syndrome in China | journal = The American Journal of Chinese Medicine | date = 2008 | pmid = | pmc = }} </ref>